Experiments for first year engineering students using tin-bismuth alloys
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Introductory courses, whether at the freshman or junior level, are frequently based on the paradigm that processing affects structure, which affects properties, which, in turn, determine performance, and is the basis for design. Once this is understood by the students, it is possible to have them make design decisions based on experimental data and have them identify alternative materials using the paradigm. This paper describes a series of experiments and demonstrations that can be incorporated into an introductory materials course to help students appreciate how processing changes structure, which leads to a change in properties.
KeywordsBismuth Homework Assignment Solder Paste Engineer Student Introductory Material
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